Board of Officers
Kenneth Bryson, AIA, LEED, AP
Joseph Geierman, CFM, FMP
VP, Professional Development:
Kenneth Stephenson, CFM, AIA
Secretary: Christy Lowell
Past President: Karen Howard
As this November newsletter is published, forty+ of our IFMA Atlanta
Chapter members are in San Antonio, TX participating in World
Workplace 2012. Stay tuned for our December newsletter with
reflections about WWP 2012 from attendees.
It's apparent that autumn is upon us with cooler temperatures and
leaves beginning to fall. As many of you are closing out 2012
projects, and planning for 2013, I would like to direct you to the
updated Balanced Scorecard. The Chapter is past the first quarter
mark of our fiscal year and we have completed several of our targets,
with many more in the works. Please view our progress on the
2012-2013 strategic plan on our website at:
At this time, I
would like to personally recognize our Sustaining Patrons for their
support throughout the past year. Our Sustaining Patrons
provide both financial support and professional expertise to the
Chapter. IFMA Atlanta would not be able to offer many of our
professional development programs and networking events without the
commitment of our Sustaining Patrons. These member companies
are identified in our newsletters, on our website, and at our Chapter
meetings. Our committee Chairs, Harry Ludwig, of King and Spalding, and Sheryl
Yetsko, of McKenna, Long and Aldridge, will be
contacting all our Associate members with details regarding the 2013
Sustaining Patron program. I hope you will consider supporting
the Chapter in this very important way in 2013.
On Friday, November 9, the Membership Committee will be hosting our
semi-annual New Member Guest Breakfast at Maggiano's Cumberland from
7:30 - 9:00 am. This is a great opportunity to meet new members
and greet guests as Chapter leaders provide an overview of all the wonderful
things we are doing in IFMA Atlanta. Please access your
personal and professional contacts and invite someone to this
important event. It's complimentary and easy to register for on
our website at: http://www.ifmaatlanta.org/events-view.html?id=250
With the holiday season approaching, please be sure to mark your
calendars and register for our November Chapter luncheon
meeting. It will be held early, on November 14, at the Cherokee
Town Club. Please register on our website at: http://www.ifmaatlanta.org/events-view.html?id=280
In closing, I would like to announce the opening of registration for
Atlanta Workplace (AWP) 2013 to be held on Friday, February 22, 2013
at the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta. IFMA Atlanta is
partnering with the International Interior Design Association of
Georgia (IIDA) and the Atlanta Branch of the Georgia Chapter of the
US Green Building Conference (USGBC) to provide nine educational
sessions, a solutions expo, and morning and luncheon keynote
addresses. You can learn more and register at: http://www.atlantaworkplace.com/about-atlanta-workplace
Annette Gorelick, LEED AP O+M
IFMA Atlanta Chapter President
November 9th - New Member and Guest Breakfast
join us for a wonderful breakfast at Maggianos Cumberland to welcome
new members and learn about the IFMA Atlanta Chapter.
November 14th- Monthly Meeting at Cherokee Town
Club - Can FM be
spelled with BIM?
Information Modeling (BIM) is now a mainstream conversation among the
AEC world but what about owners and facility managers? What
advantages from BIM are available for this group after the architects
and builders have all gone home? In this presentation we will discuss
what owners and specifically, facility mangers have to gain from BIM.
We will investigate how the BIM data created and used during the
design and construction phases can become a valuable asset for
planning, managing, and maintaining a facility. The discussion will
also introduce the technology that is currently being used to extract
the data from a BIM and how it can be used for everything from real
estate portfolio management, to asset tracking, to operations and
Speaker Todd Barrett is the Director of Virtual Construction at
Choate. Todd directs all the virtual design and construction
activities. He acts as the head of VirtualWorks which is Choate's
in-house virtual design and construction (VDC) team who is tasked with
developing and coordinating all BIM related projects. Todd
understands that each project has different challenges and so
approaches each uniquely, seeking out opportunities to use BIM to
realize these goals. Todd's responsibilities include managing the BIM
process on specific projects throughout preconstruction and
Todd holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State
University, has over 14 years of construction experience, is a
registered Architect, certificate holder of the National Council of
Architectural Registration Boards and a member of the American
Institute of Architects.
that Cherokee TC has a no tipping policy - men must wear sport coat
or suit, turn off all cell phones.
October 17th - Monthly Meeting - How Facility Managers Deal with Water Matters and
We hope you
enjoyed the discussion panel program on "How Facility Managers
Deal with Water Matters and Water Management." Thank you
to the panelists for such a great discussion!
- "Mixer, Motivation, and a Movie" at CineBistro
Associates Event, "M4", took place Thursday 10/25/12 and
with over 65 registering. Those in attendance got to meet and
get to know several new faces.
The event, which was planned with more input from Professional
members than ever before, packed lots of value. We enjoyed
heavy hors d'oeuvres and a free drink, watched a screening of Brian
Tracy's hour long seminar on time management, "Doubling your
Productivity" , and then watched the hit movie, "Argo"
starring Ben Affleck, while we were served dinner in our first class
Several members commented on the quality and luxury of the venue, the
CineBistro Brookhaven, and one member was overheard to say, "We
need to make this an annual event."
Our Co-Sponsors, CWC and Gray's Limousine and the Associates who paid
$25 were largely responsible for all the value we were able to give
IFMA professional members for just $10. Darrell Gray of Gray's
Limousines brought two limousines to the event and setup a banner,
highlighting his company to everyone who signed in and he said,
"The movie was great!"
Our Associates committee is working very hard to make this year's
events even more fun and meaningful than in the past. We look forward
to our next IFMA Associates event, which is planned for the second
Braves game of the season in early April at the 755 Club!
"We are still looking for willing Co-Sponsors to help us hold
down the cost for our membership. We know that Braves Baseball
viewed from the 755 club will provide another great forum within
which to build relationships among the members," said Associates
Committee Chair, Pete Van Cleave of Water for Life.
2012 IFMA Distinguished Author and Distinguished
Member Award Winner
In recognition of Sharon Jaye, D.Ed., SFP, Assistant
Director of Facilities, The Westminster Schools
Congratulations to Sharon Jaye for being recognized by
her peers at World Workplace 2012 in San Antonio as both the IFMA
Distinguished Author and Distinguished Member Award Winner.
Sharon is a rising star for the Atlanta Chapter of IFMA,
serving on both the International and Chapter Sustainability
Committees, and chairing the Atlanta Sustainability Committee
(stepping in early March, 2012).
is a published author and also represents IFMA and the FM profession
by participating in the Green Schools National Conference,
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Conference, Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, Southern Polytechnic
State University (SPSU) Construction Industry Advisory Board as an
Associate Member, and part of the Class of 2012 Institute for Georgia
major professional achievements can be summarized as follows:
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation in
2007 (recently expired)
Doctorate in Education (D.Ed) in 2011
Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) designation in May
2011 - 5th in the world
as Distinguished Author at IFMA World Workplace on 11.02.12
as Distinguished Member at IFMA World Workplace on 11.02.12
Sharon holds the following positions in IFMA:
Atlanta Chapter - Sustainability Committee Chair
Atlanta Chapter - Board of Directors member
Atlanta Chapter - Sustainability Liaison to International
Academic Facilities Council - member
International - Sustainability Committee member
International - Sustainability Committee, Knowledge Management
International - Sustainability How-To Guides Editorial Board
Sharon has also made the following contributions to IFMA:
IFMA Foundation "Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon
Footprint", published April 2012.
co-chair of new Knowledge Management sub-group of the IFMA
International Sustainability Committee (under the direction of
to take over how-to guide processes from Eric Teicholz.
IFMA Foundation "Sustainability How-To Guide: Waste
Management" with Bill Conley, to be published in
2012. Also recruited SME input from Atlanta cohorts for
Sustainability How-to Guides and IFMA in two presentations at
the Green Schools National Conference in Denver, CO, February
2012 (one solo presentation, one IFMA-sponsored panel).
dissertation "Classification and Climate Zone Greenhouse
Gas Emission Inventory Benchmarking in Higher Education"
published in March 2012 edition of International Journal of
IFMA Nashville Chapter Sustainability committee chair.
can IFMA's FMP® credential do for you?
something new and add to your FM toolkit.
IFMA's Facility Management Professional teaches critical FM topics demanded by
global employers including:
- Operations and Maintenance
- Project Management
- Finance and Business
- Leadership and Strategy
your level of experience, the IFMA FMP Credential Program
will ensure that you understand and can implement industry best
practices, increase the efficiency of your facility and impact your
organization's bottom line. Earning the FMP credential is also a
great step toward earning your CFM certification.
The Listing of IFMA Atlanta Members who have achieved
CFM, FMP and SFP status.
It can also be found by going to ifmaatlanta.org home page and click
on "Member Resources" then click on "Professional
Development" to visit the committee's page and the list may be
The list has
been updated, however if you should be included, please notify Bob
Thomas at the Chapter office - firstname.lastname@example.org
or 404-766-1632, ext 22.
How-To Guide of the Month: "A Comprehensive Guide to Water
Conservation: The Bottom Line Impacts, Challenges and Rewards"
Water is a
finite resource; it is not possible to produce more water than what
already exists on Earth. Add to that the fact that demand for water
is ever increasing. This guide is designed to review the basics of
water use and disposal in commercial buildings. By learning about the
fundamentals of water conservation, readers will hopefully be able to
implement projects that will help lower water consumption and thus
lower water bills, as well as sewer bills that are affected by the
amount of discharge. In the process, the impact of water consumption
on the world in which we live will be reduced.
The SFP now qualifies for
LEED continuing education!
were recently notified by the GBCI (the certification arm for USGBC)
that the IFMA SFP Credential Program® has been approved for 70
general CE hours. This means that LEED certified individuals
can earn continuing education credits for completing your course and
earning the SFP credential.
Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP)
is unlike any other credential program. Sustainability is broader and
more significant than complying with a building rating system; it is
a commitment to improving the facility's impact on the environment
and people-not just at one point in time but continually.
SFP program is made up of three focus areas designed to equip
professionals to integrate sustainability efforts with the
organization's values and strategies, present a business case for a
sustainability initiative, evaluate initiatives from a financial
point of view, and track and report accomplishments. These focus
and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management
If you purchase the SFP program
before December 31, 2012, the non-refundable application fee is
waived! That's a savings of $130 for Professional/Associate Members,
$105 for Young Professional Members, and $210 for Nonmembers!
For more information or to purchase the IFMA SFP
Credential Program, please visit www.ifma.org/sfp
or call +1-877-866-1367
(USA/Canada) or +1-651-256-2821 (worldwide).
GA Tech Corner
The ability to
reach younger students with the career choice of Facility Management
has been a target for the graduate FM program at Georgia Tech, as
well as the Atlanta Chapter. A new opportunity at Georgia Tech will
begin in the spring semester, January 2013.
Roper submitted a successful proposal for an Honors Undergraduate
elective course titled "A New Job Every Day - Managing the Built
Environment." Honors students at all undergraduate levels will
be able to select this course as a spring elective. In developing the
curriculum for the course, we need guest speakers and an opportunity
to tour a diverse facility. Students will also be asked to work on a
specific project after they gain an initial understanding of FM. This
project ideally addresses a real-world issue in FM, so if you have a
potential project, topic for a lecture, or could provide a tour of
your facility and FM organization, please contact Kathy Roper @ email@example.com or
404-385-4139. Please take this opportunity to reach the younger
Georgia Tech students with the career information they need to learn
about Facility Management.